These free online and offline exercise games and fitness classes are great for burning off energy and building active breaks into your day.
Cheesy Game for Groups
Pick someone to be the "Big Cheese," then follow the instructions in this video to learn a goofy game.
Plank High Fives
Grab a buddy and get in a plank position on your elbows. Balance on one forearm, and high-five your partner five times. Then switch.
Make up a silly walk and use it while you wander around your neighborhood or house.
Don't Touch the Floor
Use small "stepping stone" objects from around your house and try to cross an imaginary field of lava without losing your balance.
Daily SEL, STEM, and PE Lessons (Grades 9-12)
Work through 20-minute, teacher-led lessons featuring videos, activities, and extensions. The intriguing topics range from heart health to social entrepreneurship.
Use your arms, upper body, and core in this Afro'Dance workout with Ailey Extension instructor Angel Kaba.
Daily SEL, STEM, and PE Lessons (Grades 7-8)
Work through 20-minute, teacher-led lessons featuring videos, activities, and extensions. The intriguing topics range from eco-friendly design to the importance of water to our bodies.
A Twist on Hide-and-Seek
Hide an object in plain sight, then have your family members look for it. When they find it, listen for the silly catchphrase.
Practice Some Salsa Steps
Try New York-style salsa with BAILA Society Artistic Co-Director Ahtoy Juliana. This video assumes some prior experience, but just do your best!
Set a timer and do each of these exercises for one minute. Still energized? Repeat as many times as you want.
Step Back and Play
Toss a ball around a circle. Every time it makes it back to the beginning, take one step back and start again.
Learn to Ollie
Pop into this helpful explainer video, and see if you can learn this most basic (yet very challenging!) of skateboard tricks.
Jack of All Jumps
See if you can do 100 jumping jacks in a row by starting with 10 and adding 10 more each day.
Work Out Like a Jedi
Use the force of your muscles to do these Star Wars-character-inspired exercises.
Silly Bean Game
Watch these short instructions on how to play the game Beans on Toast. See how many new "bean" rules you can come up with.
Get Moving with Langston Galloway
Join Detroit Pistons' Langston Galloway and teacher Ms. Jourieh for an at-home workout. Watch until the end for a poem from Langston's namesake.
A Symbiosis Dance
Model interactions between different species in an ecosystem while practicing your dance moves. Can you do the bee waggle? How about the bear scratch?
Catching Paper Snowflakes
Toss paper confetti into the air and see how many pieces you can catch before they hit the ground.
DIY Exercise Routine
String together several videos or use a workout card to design a routine for every age and fitness level.
Get Fit with Dance
Get your blood flowing with dance classes from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater instructors.
At-Home Personal Trainer
Join a workout class led by a Nike master trainer. Each equipment-free class is designed for multiple ability levels and indoor spaces.
Build Muscles with Yoga
Strengthen your muscles with this online yoga class for beginners, focused on balance and basic poses.
Change Up Your Walk
Take a walk along a different route from your normal one (or start in the opposite direction). See if you notice anything new.
Toss and Think
Use your brain and your body in this game of concentration. All you need is a ball or something to toss.
Disney Movie Workout
Use these guides that give you exercises to do at different points in certain Disney films. Don't see your favorite? Make your own!
Red Means Stop, Green Means Go
Pick a leader. When they say, "Green light," walk or run in place. When they say, "Yellow light," tiptoe. When they say, "Red light," stop!
30-Minute Yoga Class for Teens
Try out some beginning-level yoga and breathing techniques with this informative, guided yoga class designed just for high school students.
P.E. Class at Home
Pretend you're in P.E. and follow along with the "world's P.E. teacher," Joe Wicks, as he leads a daily 30-minute at-home workout.
Box It Out
Get step-by-step boxing tutorials for beginners and do an effective, equipment-free workout.
Achieve Squat Perfection
Practice the perfect squat for a great core and lower body exercise. Once you can do it right, try for 15 in a row.
Livestream Fitness Class on Facebook
Try a 30-minute "home work-in" with celebs and personal trainers. No equipment necessary.
Count to eight for each step of this hand-walking exercise that's great for core strength.
Practice Your Dance Moves
Learn the choreography for a trending dance on TikTok. Remember: Only post yourself dancing on social media if it's OK with your parents.
Play, Pause, Fast-Forward, Rewind
Hand someone a real (or pretend) remote, then have them call out the standard DVD player functions to start, stop, or speed up your actions.
Home Workout with Jerome Williams
Wide Open School Exclusive: Get court-ready with NBA legend Jerome Williams in this workout series covering fundamentals from jumping jacks to burpees.
30-Minute Yoga Class for Middle Schoolers
Try out some beginning-level yoga and breathing techniques with this informative, guided yoga class designed just for middle school students.
Learn to Juggle
Watch this quick tutorial, and then find three balls (or other items) from around your home, practice, and see if you can master basic juggling.
How to Make a Balance Board
Watch this short tutorial, then see if you can build and use your own balance board with materials you already have in your home.
Wake Up, Warm Up, Work It Out
Start your day off right—or boost your spirits in the afternoon—with this energizing warm-up and workout.
Mop the Floor
Help out with household chores like mopping or vacuuming for a surprisingly effective workout. Make it fun by listening to your favorite music.
Mason Plumlee Gets Moving
Wide Open School Exclusive:
NBA Denver Nuggets player Mason Plumlee shares his stuck-at-home workout, plus some fun games you can set up with ordinary household items.
Hide from the Museum Guard
Move, wiggle, and dance while pretending to be a museum artifact. But make sure to freeze when the security guard is looking.
Sports or Something Like It
Shoot some hoops, kick a ball around, play catch, or just toss a ball as high as it can go and try to catch it. The possibilities are endless!
Bust Out Some Burpees
Learn how to do a burpee, a dreaded but super-effective full-body exercise. Do a set every day for a quick heart rate jolt.
Rock Star Workout
Bust out your air guitar and enjoy this wacky workout sitting down or standing up.
Instagram Live Sweatfest
Move along to this wild, fun, and ultra-positive Instagram live dance party on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. and Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. PST.
Practice Some Poses
Use this slide show to guide you through some simple yoga poses. Try to hold each one for 10 deep breaths.
MadFit Full Body Workout
Do this intense but fun 20-minute guided-workout that'll get you energized for the rest of your day.
Challenge friends or family members to see who can do the most sit-ups in one minute. Best two out of three wins.
How to Do a Proper Plank That Works All the Right Muscles
Practice how to do a perfect plank, and weave them into your day as a quick burst of full-body exercise.
Ponder Your Posture
Check out this guide to reflect on your posture. See anything familiar? If so, try out some of the suggested fixes.
Get on your bike and go somewhere. Feel the breeze and let your mind wander.
Take 15 minutes to try out different types of push-ups in this article. Focus less on how many push-ups you do and more on trying out all styles.
Rock Paper Scissors Stretch
See who can stretch the farthest with this modified rock, paper, scissors game.
Set up a simple, safe obstacle course inside or in the yard, and do time trials to see how fast you can go.
Guided Meditation for High School Students
Join Sal Khan on a "voyage of the mind" in this 12-minute meditative exercise.